My background is mainly in Functional Medicine and Holistic Nutrition. My approach focuses on Functional Medicine.
Functional medicine is a holistic, individualized approach to assessing, preventing, and treating complex chronic diseases. It recognizes that chronic disease almost always begins with a slow, declining function in one or more of the body’s systems.
The functional medicine practitioner evaluates the interaction between each person’s environment, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition to assess where dysfunction has occurred. Functional medicine recognizes each person’s biochemical individuality; therefore, treatment is patient centered, versus disease centered. Through individualized nutrition, physical activity, supplementation (as needed), stress reduction, and reducing environmental toxins, optimal health is achieved.
I have recently graduated with my masters degree in Clinical Nutrition with a focus on nutritional wellness. I graduated with honors and valedictorian student.
I have a diverse background in the field of Clinical and Functional Nutrition. I have worked as an inpatient Clinical Dietitian, as a Nutrition Support Specialist (specializing in tube feedings and intravenous feedings), and a Diabetes Educator/Dietitian in an outpatient setting.
I currently teach Human Nutrition classes at Logan University School of Chiropractic, including nutrition, upper level metabolism, environmental and world hunger, and graduate level dietetics.
I was a Clinical Research Associate for few different studies. I also taught High school Biology, Middle School Science for 2 years.
I also do Clinical Nutrition Consultation at a company called PerFormaFuel. Recently I started working with a Naturopathic Oncologist doing Nutritional counseling for patients with various types of cancer. One day a week, I work as a Functional Medicine Practitioner at an Integrative Medicine Clinic in Tucson, Arizona. Before moving to Arizona, I worked in Clinical Research for 3 years.